I looked through Pinterest to get some color ideas for my projects today and found lots of colorful samples but this more sedate basket caught my eye!
I made two similar baskets based on this inspiration - the first more clean and simple - the 2nd a little more ornate.Mini Basket Weave template from The Crafters Workshop with Frayed Burlap Ranger Distress Ink. I just layed the template across the base before I put it together - sponging and moving the template until I had the whole thing sponged. It was really easy to line it up.
Here's a close up of the back side.Waltzingmouse.
For the second basket, I painted the 'weave' on the base using Frayed Burlap Ranger Distress Crackle Paint. I adhered some fun pom pom ribbon along the edges of the basket cover.
Here's a close up of the painted 'weave' on the back. The stamps are from Waltzingmouse.
Inside this basket I put a little sewing kit that I had in my stash from a project I did many years ago to go along with the "Thank You Sew Much" sentiment on the basket.
When I showed this to my husband - he said "do people still do hand sewing???" Probably not so many !?! but everyone has to sew on a button or fix a hem now and then - don't they???!!
You can see how nicely it tucks inside. I lined this basket with a piece of burlap patterned paper I found at Joann's.
I had so much fun creating these easy to make little picnic baskets - I'm sure you will to! You can find the template in the Creations by AR shop here. The templates come in PDF (you print and cut out), and SVG/DXF for use with cutting machines line Silhouette Cameo.
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Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Bountiful Basket Additions, Sewing Box Hugs
Paper: True Black, White, Fine Linen - PTI, Burlap DP - Paper Pizazz, Dark Chocolate Pattern Pack - PTI
Ink: Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap
Accessories: My Picnic Basket Template - Creations by AR, white embossing powder, heat gun, foam tape, Scor Tape, white pompom ribbon -American Crafts, Frayed Burlap Ranger Distress Crackle Paint, Spellbinders Scalloped Tags, Large black brads - American Crafts, Mini Basketweave Template - The Crafters Workshop, Silhouette Cameo.